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    Biotribology (ISTE) by J. Paulo Davim
    Publisher: Wiley-ISTE; 1 edition (December 6, 2010) | ISBN: 1848212755 | Pages: 224 | PDF | 7.96 MB

    Tribology is the “science and technology of interactingsurfaces in relative motion” and encompasses the study offriction, wear and lubrication. By extension biotribology isusually defined as the tribological phenomena occurring in eitherthe human body or in animals. Therefore, it is possible to considertribological processes that may occur after implantation of anartificial device in the human body and the tribological processesnaturally occurring in or on the tissues and organ of animals.Animals, including humans, possess a wide variety of sliding andfrictional interfaces.
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    Governmentality: Power and Rule in Modern Society
    Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd; Second Edition (November 13, 2009) | ISBN: 1847873847 | Pages: 304 | djvu | 6.65 MB

    Originally published in 1999 this exceptionally clear and lucid book quickly became the standard overview of what are now called ‘governmentality studies’. In this timely Second Edition, Mitchell Dean engages with the full textual basis of Foucault’s lecturers and once again provides invaluable insights into the traditions, methods, and theories of political power identifying the authoritarian as well as liberal sides of governmentality.
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    The Blackwell Companion to Christian Ethics
    Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 2 edition (June 7, 2011) | ISBN: 1444331345 | Pages: 592 | PDF | 7.96 MB

    Featuring updates, revisions, and new essays from various scholars within the Christian tradition, The Blackwell Companion to Christian Ethic s, Second Edition reveals how Christian worship is the force that shapes the moral life of Christians. Features new essays on class, race, disability, gender, peace, and the virtues Includes a number of revised essays and a range of new authors The innovative and influential approach organizes ethical themes around the shape of Christian worship The original edition is the most successful to-date in the Companions to Religion series
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    The Blackwell Companion to Religion in America
    Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (May 16, 2011) | ISBN: 1405191317 | Pages: 632 | PDF | 4.33 MB

    The timely Blackwell Companion to Religion and Violence brings together an international, interdisciplinary group of scholars who provide a coherent state of the art overview of the complex relationships between religion and violence. This companion tackles one of the most important topics in the field of Religion in the twenty-first century, pulling together a unique collection of cutting-edge work A focused collection of high-quality scholarship provides readers with a state-of-the-art account of the latest work in this field The contributors are broad-ranging, international, and interdisciplinary, and include historians, political scientists, religious studies scholars, sociologists, anthropologists, theologians, scholars of women's and gender studies and communication
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    The Blackwell Companion to Religion in America
    Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (May 10, 2010) | ISBN: 1405169362 | Pages: 752 | PDF | 4.67 MB

    This authoritative and cutting edge companion brings together a team of leading scholars to document the rich diversity and unique viewpoints that have formed the religious history of the United States. A groundbreaking new volume which represents the first sustained effort to fully explain the development of American religious history and its creation within evolving political and social frameworks Spans a wide range of traditions and movements, from the Baptists and Methodists, to Buddhists and Mormons Explores topics ranging from religion and the media, immigration, and piety, though to politics and social reform Considers how American religion has influenced and been interpreted in literature and popular culture Provides insights into the historiography of religion, but presents the subject as a story in motion rather than a snapshot of where the field is at a given moment.
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    Verallgemeinerte Netzwerke in der Mechatronik
    Publisher: Oldenbourg Wissensch.Vlg (January 1, 2013) | ISBN: 3486712616 | Pages: 263 | PDF | 3.04 MB

    Die Mechatronik ist im Gegensatz zur Mechanik oder Elektrotechnik ein relativ junges Wissenschaftsgebiet. So wurde dieser Begriff erstmals 1969 vom japanischen Unternehmen Yaskawa Electric Corporation geprägt. So wie sich die Elektrotechnik vor mehr als hundert Jahren erfolgreich von der Mechanik abgespalten hat, ist in der heutigen Zeit die Mechatronik auf diesem Wege. Eine erfolgreiche Trennung sowie eine tatsächliche langfristige Etablierung als ein eigenständiges Wissenschaftsgebiet kann jedoch nur dann erfolgreich vollzogen werden, wenn diesem Wissenschaftsgebiet eine eigene Theorie zugrunde liegt. Nur so lässt sich etwa der Erfolg der Regelungstechnik als ehemaliger Zweig der Elektrotechnik erklären.
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    Praktische Einfuhrung in C
    Publisher: Oldenbourg Wissensch.Vlg (June 1, 2012) | ISBN: 348670799X | Pages: 258 | PDF | 3.60 MB
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    Applications of Texture Analysis: Ceramic Transactions
    Publisher: Wiley-American Ceramic Society; 1 edition (November 3, 2008) | ISBN: 0470408359 | Pages: 836 | PDF | 18.9 MB

    This volume contains papers presented at The 15th InternationalConference on the Texture of Materials from June 1-5th, 2008 inPittsburgh, PA.
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    Annual Plant Reviews, The Plant Hormone Ethylene (Volume 44)
    Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; Volume 44 edition (April 23, 2012) | ISBN: 1444330039 | Pages: 416 | PDF | 14.7 MB

    The plant hormone ethylene is one of the most important, being one of the first chemicals to be determined as a naturally-occurring growth regulator and influencer of plant development. It was also the first hormone for which significant evidence was found for the presence of receptors. This important new volume in Annual Plant Reviews is broadly divided into three parts. The first part covers the biosynthesis of ethylene and includes chapters on S-adenosylmethionine and the formation and fate of ACC in plant cells.
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    Antigen Processing: Methods and Protocols
    Publisher: Humana Press; 2013 edition (January 18, 2013) | ISBN: 1627032177 | Pages: 589 | PDF | 6.2 MB

    This Methods in Molecular Biology™ book offers a comprehensive set of protocols for studying presentation of antigens produced in the standard processing pathways for MHC class I and class II molecules. Includes materials lists, tips and troubleshooting advice.
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    Microfluidic Diagnostics: Methods and Protocols
    Publisher: Humana Press; 2013 edition (January 18, 2013) | ISBN: 1627031332 | Pages: 525 | PDF | 8.7 MB

    Microfluidic techniques are becoming widely incorporated into medical diagnostic systems due to the inherent advantages of miniaturization. In Microfluidic Diagnostics: Methods in Molecular Biology, researchers in the field detail methods and protocols covering subjects such as microfluidic device fabrication, on-chip sample preparation, diagnostic applications and detection methodologies.
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    The Pauson-Khand Reaction: Scope, Variations and Applications
    Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (April 30, 2012) | ISBN: 0470970766 | Pages: 328 | PDF | 10.6 MB

    The Pauson-Khand reaction is an important reaction in the field of organic chemistry. It involves the transition-metal catalysed cycloaddition of an alkyne, an alkene and carbon monoxide, to produce cyclopentenones. The importance of this reaction originates from its high value in transforming simple components into the synthetically useful cyclopentenone unit, in which a high degree of molecular complexity can be achieved in a single step, with impressive stereochemical and regiochemical control. The Pauson-Khand Reaction investigates the nature and many variations of this reaction.
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    The Grammar of Science
    Publisher: Adam and Charles Black | 1911 | ISBN: none | Pages: 623 | PDF | 11.3 MB

    THIS work has been out of print for some time, and I have long meditated as to whether it was or was not desirable to reissue it. A nd, if it were desirable, the problem of how it could possibly be done in a manner likely to satisfy the modern reader has raised much doubt in my mind.
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    A Problem Seminar (Problem Books in Mathematics)
    Publisher: Springer; Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1982 edition (November 1, 1982) | ISBN: 0387907653 | Pages: 113 | PDF | 5.13 MB

    There was once a bumper sticker that read, "Remember the good old days when air was clean and sex was dirty?" Indeed, some of us are old enough to remember not only those good old days, but even the days when Math was/un(!), not the ponderous THEOREM, PROOF, THEOREM, PROOF, . . . , but the whimsical, "I've got a good prob­ lem. " Why did the mood change? What misguided educational philoso­ phy transformed graduate mathematics from a passionate activity to a form of passive scholarship? In less sentimental terms, why have the graduate schools dropped the Problem Seminar?
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    A rational finite element basis, Volume 114 (Mathematics in Science and Engineering)
    Publisher: Academic Press; 1ST edition (February 11, 1975) | ISBN: 012728950X | Pages: 344 | PDF | 3.66 MB

    Popularity of the finite element method is such that an astute lecturer or author may increase his audience by choice of a title like “Finite Elements and -,’’ inserting his topic in the blank space, no matter how remotely connected with finite element methods. The title of this book is, nevertheless, precisely the subject of this book. Fundamental to any finite element computation is the definition of an approximation space over a collection of elements. A basis function is associated with each element node so that the approximation within the element is determined by the nodal values. Polynomial basis functions have been widely used, and convergence theory for continuous patchwork polynomial approximation has been developed to a high degree of mathematical sophistication.
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